News Releases

Feb

21

2020

February 21, 2020

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Events Every year, my staff helps hundreds of residents apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. We have scheduled a number of events in the district to help residents apply for this invaluable program over the next month. You can also always visit my district offices in Nanticoke or Jim Thorpe […]   [Read More]

Feb

12

2020

February 12, 2020

State Senators John Yudichak (I-14), Lisa Baker (R-20), Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Michele Brooks (R-50) released the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 906   [Read More]

Feb

10

2020

February 10, 2020

Senator Yudichak Applauds Passage of HB 1100 Last week, I offered an amendment to House Bill 1100 (Kaufer), which establishes an Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit to foster the development and construction of new petrochemical and fertilizer manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania. The amended version of House Bill 1100 passed the Senate by a vote […]   [Read More]

Feb

04

2020

February 04, 2020

State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that his amendment to House Bill 1100 that guarantees a minimum investment of $450 million, the creation of 800 new jobs, the payment of prevailing wage rates, and the use of local labor passed the Senate by a vote of 39-11.   [Read More]

Feb

04

2020

February 04, 2020

State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) released the following statement after Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his 2020-2021 budget proposal today:   [Read More]

Jan

31

2020

January 31, 2020

Remarks of Senator Yudichak at a news conference in Nanticoke on Community Recovery Reinvestment Legislation.     [Read More]

Jan

31

2020

January 31, 2020

State Senator John Yudichak (I-14) and State Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) announced today that they will introduce legislation that will supply resources to impacted communities that are dealing with the effects of a state facility closure.   [Read More]

Jan

30

2020

January 30, 2020

News Conference Announcing Community Recovery & Reinvestment Legislation |     [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

A service officer with the VFW State Assistant Department will visit Senator Yudichak’s Nanticoke District office on February 19, 2020 to help veterans and their dependents with any questions they have regarding benefits, VA forms or anything else they need assistance with.   [Read More]

Jan

27

2020

January 27, 2020

Senator John Yudichak (I-14), Senator Michele Brooks (R-50), Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) announced today that the Senate has concurred with changes made to Senate Bill 906 by a vote of 28-21 and the bill will now go to Governor Wolf.   [Read More]

Jan

22

2020

January 22, 2020

State Senator John Yudichak (I -Luzerne/Carbon) and State Representative Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced today that eight Carbon County projects will receive $710,000 in state grants through the Monroe County Local Share Account.   [Read More]

Jan

21

2020

January 21, 2020

The following is a statement from State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) in support of the families from White Haven Center and Polk State Center that announced today in the Capitol Rotunda the filing of a Civil Rights Lawsuit in Federal Court to protect the rights of their loved ones, and those on the “waiting list” for community-based care to be able to choose the services and resources offered by Pennsylvania’s state centers.   [Read More]

Jan

21

2020

January 21, 2020

A group of legislators and stakeholders held a rally Capitol Main Rotunda to announce a lawsuit against Governor Wolf on the proposed closures of Polk and White Haven state centers.     [Read More]

Jan

17

2020

January 17, 2020

State Senators John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon), Lisa Baker (R-20) and John Gordner (R-27) released the following statement today regarding Governor Wolf’s decision to accept the recommendation made by the Department of Corrections to close SCI Retreat.   [Read More]

Jan

17

2020

January 17, 2020

State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that several school districts in the 14th Senatorial District received PAsmart targeted grants to expand computer science programming and training in their school districts.   [Read More]

Jan

15

2020

January 15, 2020

State Senator John Yudichak (I-14) released the following statement today after the House passed Senate Bill 906 by a vote of 139-55.   [Read More]

Jan

15

2020

January 15, 2020

State Senators John Yudichak (I-14), Lisa Baker (R-20) and John Gordner (R-27) released the following statement today regarding the Department of Corrections decision to recommend that SCI-Retreat be closed.   [Read More]

Dec

20

2019

December 20, 2019

State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) was notified by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections today that SCI Retreat was notified by the Department of Corrections this morning that a final decision on the proposed closure of SCI Retreat will be made in January 2020.    [Read More]

Dec

18

2019

December 18, 2019

State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) was appointed to the following committees today.   [Read More]

Dec

18

2019

December 18, 2019

State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that Hanover Township was awarded $110,925 in grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) grant program.   [Read More]

Dec

17

2019

December 17, 2019

State Senators John Yudichak (I-14), Michele Brooks (R-50), Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Lisa Baker (R-20) announced today that the House Health Committee passed Senate Bill 906 by a vote of 13-12. The bill establishes a moratorium on the proposed closure of Polk and White Haven State Centers.   [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

Senator Yudichak speaks in support of Senate Bill 906, legislation to institute a moratorium on the scheduled closing of the Polk and White Haven State Centers.     [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

Senator Yudichak joins his Senate colleagues in honoring their guest, Pat Solano.     [Read More]

Apr

26

2019

April 26, 2019

Senator Yudichak joined legislative colleagues at a news conference to announce new legislation to help support the threatened coal refuse industry in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]